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08 August 2017

Move over Phil Jones… Marouane Fellaini is the new king facials at Manchester United after epic snap

MAROUANE FELLAINI has taken over from Phil Jones as the new the face-pulling king of Manchester United after this unbelievable snap was captured against Real Madrid.

The big Belgian came off the bench but was unable to stop his side from losing the Uefa Super Cup 2-1 in Macedonia.

Marouane Fellaini is the new king of facials at Manchester United after this epic snap
Marouane Fellaini is the new king of facials at Manchester United after this epic snap
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Phil Jones will be horrified to have lost his crown at Old Trafford
Phil Jones will be horrified to have lost his crown at Old Trafford
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Luckily, thanks to an eagle-eyed photographer, he still managed to make himself a hit with football fans.

Former Everton star Fellaini was introduced into the action in place of Ander Herrera with 56 minutes on the clock.

And it was not long until he took the ball full pelt in the mush – and thankfully the snapper was there to capture the moment.

The stunning facial contortions almost make him look like one of legendary artist Picasso’s finest works.

But there is no doubt he must have been a little dazed as his face briefly sank behind his cheeks to make this one of the most memorable match action shots you will ever see.

As fans revelled online in delight at the image, you can bet there will be one man unhappy when he catches a glimpse while checking his Twitter.

Phil Jones and his facial expressions have become legendary in his time at United
Phil Jones and his facial expressions have become legendary in his time at United
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No-one has come close to challenging the England defender for top spot... until now
No-one has come close to challenging the England defender for top spot… until now
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Jones has been the undisputed champion of facial expressions after producing some stunning mug shots during his time at Old Trafford.

In fact, the England defender has become something of an unrivalled icon.

But after missing out on the clash against Champions League winners Madrid due to suspension for swearing at a Uefa anti-doping officer, he must now be sweating on losing his crown as the facial king.

Things did not get much better for Fellaini after being smacked in the mush by the ball
Things did not get much better for Fellaini after being smacked in the mush by the ball
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He needed treatment after he was cut open following a nasty clash of heads with Sergio Ramos
He needed treatment after he was cut open following a nasty clash of heads with Sergio Ramos
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And that forced him to wear a headband and bandage... much to the amusement of online trolls
And that forced him to wear a headband and bandage… much to the amusement of online trolls
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After the smash to the face things did not get better for Fellaini in Skopje.

He became the butt of internet jokes after a nasty clash of heads with Sergio Ramos – forcing him to wear a headband.

Marouane Fellaini has no need to worry about Nemanja Matic's arrival

With a bandage tucked inside it and his Afro booming above, it is safe to say that it was not Fellaini’s finest look.

And you can be sure of one thing – if the star every decides to download Tinder he will not be using any snaps from the Madrid match as his profile pic.


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